Cathrine Wilhelmsen wraps up a long series on Azure Data Factory with three final posts. First is lookups:
Lookups are similar to copy data activities, except that you only get data from lookups. They have a source dataset, but they do not have a sink dataset. (So, like… half a copy data activity? :D) Instead of copying data into a destination, you use lookups to get configuration values that you use in later activities.
And how you use the configuration values in later activities depends on whether you choose to get the first row only or all rows.
From there, it’s the bottom line question:
Congratulations! You’ve made it through my entire Beginner’s Guide to Azure Data Factory 🤓 We’ve gone through the fundamentals in the first 23 posts, and now we just have one more thing to talk about: Pricing.
And today, I’m actually going to talk! You see, in November 2019, I presented a 20-minute session at Microsoft Ignite about understanding Azure Data Factory pricing. And since it was recorded and the recording is available for free for everyone… Well, let’s just say that after 23 posts, I think we could both appreciate a short break from reading and writing
In case you missed anything, Cathrine has a summary and shows where you can learn a lot more:
After this, I will be taking a break from creating new content. However, I will continue to edit, update, tweak, rewrite, and improve all 25 posts already published. I originally published one post per day as an Azure Data Factory Advent Calendar, and even while writing I noticed things that I didn’t have time to cover or things that I wanted to go back and improve. But! I needed to get all the posts published first. I consider this the first edition of the series. Now, the editing begins. Then, I will do my best to keep the content updated as Azure Data Factory keeps evolving
This was a huge series; kudos to Cathrine for putting it all together.